Welcome to Hamilton and Shireen Class
I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our classes. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things that we are learning about.
Early Years Curriculum
The children develop through playing and exploring active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
- Communication and Language and
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World and
- Expressive Arts and Design
The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS and the specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide important contexts for learning and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out lots of practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.
The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We have a particular love for outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.
To read more about our Curriculum in Reception have a look at our EYFS medium-term planning
Whilst using the EYFS statutory framework, we also use ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences where we actively encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this.
To be a successful writer, children need to have good fine motor skills. We support these skills by disco dough exercises, threading, tweezer tasks and lots of opportunity to strengthen their fingers. Gross motor skills are also important, as these develop core...
This week we have been working on being exceptional explorers and talking about the different seasons. Rainbow and Scorch were going on holiday and we had to help to sort their clothes to prepare for hot or cold weather. Just like preparing for winter or summer. We...
We have every opportunity for reading in our class and today, I saw these four boys enjoying an animal book. Great sharing and talking! https://youtube.com/shorts/EzYhUe1DBdY?feature=share https://youtube.com/shorts/PXeLuHn7seM?feature=share...
This week, we have had amazing performances across the whole school. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came in to watch them. Here's a selection from each year group for you all to enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and we will see you again...
In Hamilton Class, we have had a fabulous time. The season has changed from Autumn to Winter and it has certainly got colder. These are our highlights for the Autumn term. Enjoy!! We had a lovely Christmas dinner, with crackers with party hats. Delicious! Mmmmmm yummy...
We are born with an innate ability to process small quantities visually. The Early Years Number Sense programme meets children at this starting point of subitising one and two, and develops a deep understanding of all the quantities to ten. The programme develops...